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Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
new sfja strzz center in san francisco. we'll go on a behind the scenes tour to find out what makes this place so groundbreaking. coming up. >>> good evening. welcome to "this week in northern california." it's been an eventful week with the governor's address from the state capital, emotions running high in oakland. not to mention a new one of a kind arts institution celebrating a grand opening in san francisco. we have much to get to. let's begin by introducing our panelists. joining me tonight, matthai kuruvila, "san francisco chronicle" reporter. jolie o'dell, of venturebeat.com. as well as john myers, kxtv political editor joining us from sacramento. governor jerry brown struck a confident tone on thursday, applauding lawmakers and voters for making tough decisions to balance california's budget. he also pushed for his priorities including education and regulatory reform. now, john, how would you rate his speech and what left the biggest impressions on you? >> well, you know, rating the speech, a speech from jerry brown is really tough to do because it's unlike any other speech
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
francisco chronic chronicle" senior political reporter." debra saunders, "san francisco chronicle" conservative columnist. scott shafer, host of the "california report" joining us from washington, d.c. scott, let's start with you. you've been talking to our california lawmakers this week on the push for immigration reform. is there progress on comprehensive reform, and what are you hearing from our congressional officials? >> well, it seems like the stars are aligning for immigration reform. something significant to happen in this session. no legislation yet, of course, but there is a lot of conversations that are happening. i spoke this week with south bay democrat who's on a subcommittee taking up this issue as part of the judiciary committee. i asked her what's happening and how likely is it that we're going to get something done on immigration reform? here's what she had to say. >> there's got to be some way for the 11 million people who are here without their papers to somehow get right with the law. right now, i mean, if you commit an offense other than immigration, you can,
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 6:30pm PST
the technology expert at barrango corporation of south san francisco, california, a preeminent player in the $2 billion-a-year visual merchandising business. >> we create props, decorations, displays for stores, shopping malls, amusement parks, any commercial properties. >> reporter: this all started right after the san francisco earthquake. a newly-arrived italian immigrant named barrango, a sculptor by trade, started making mannequins, the most lifelike anyone had ever seen. but it turns out the real gold was in holiday displays, and, for over 100 years, barrango has been manufacturing them and classic carosels for retailers around the country and the world, from boston to burbank, from berlin to beijing. yes, they ship to china, but they don't make it there. >> we've had the opportunity to go to china and have things manufactured, but we're a quality, hands-on family, company, and we need it to be in america in order to produce what we've got. we can't just turn it over to production in another country. >> reporter: it is that quality- first mantra, along with its global rea
PBS
Jan 12, 2013 12:30am PST
sail around san francisco bay every year, and it's one of the great port cities of the world and they very rarely have accidents. it's pretty safe. the people who sail these ships are very experienced mariners. the local pilots are experts. and occasionally they hit things and it's news. for the most part, they don't. now, you have to sort of step back to get a sense of how big these oil tankers are that come into the bay. and hundreds of them come into the bay every year from valdez, alaska, and other oil ports. they go up the channel, take the oil to contra costa county where they make gasoline for all of our cars. these tankers are as big as the exxon valdez, they're as tall as the skyscrapers in san francisco. so think of the trans-america building turned on its side with a steering wheel on it. these ships are as wide as ten lanes of freeway. when you put on the brakes, it takes five miles before they stop. not only that, but there's 12 inches between the bottom of the ship and the bottom of the bay. so if you hit something with a full tanker and it breaks open, in the exxon
PBS
Jan 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
. so large, five-year-old san francisco-based small batch pets is one of the fastest growing companies in the raw slice of the $20 billion pet food industry. >> dogs and cats don't cook. that's the best way i can put it. they're anatomically made to eat raw food. it's completely bio available to them, they assimilate it properly, you'd see it in their coat, their teeth. >> mike: nice doggie. >> this is where all the magic began. >> mike: small batch pets started in the mission district, one bowl, one blender, giving the food away to folks in the neighborhood. that was then. this is honestly small batch. >> we get in a truckload on a wednesday morning and we're shipping almost half of it out that same day. >> mike: this is now. distribution border to border in california with expansion on track for the entire pacific northwest. that said, how do you keep the small in small batch? >> we're going to grow. that's going to happen. with a great product get it out there but we're still producing it in relative small batches to the rest of the industry. >> as long as we are stringent
PBS
Jan 1, 2013 12:00am PST
company. to get these -- kind of like my city, you know, help it grow up in the direction of a san francisco culturally. >> from wiz kid to celebrated icon to philanthropist. what is the secret to his success? >> the best thing is don't get attached to things have to turn out a certain way. the world just kind of flows, and whichever way it goes is right. it's just how it went. but really the keys to my happiness came about when i was about 18 to 20 years old, working it out in my hid what kind of person i would be. from then on, i had the keys to happiness, and all of this other stuff didn't matter, apples success, i would be designing need thing no, sir matter what. -- need neat things no matter what. >> before we leave you, we want to show you this interesting contraption, the digital no mad. what is this? >> it's one of the largest bicycles ever made. it was used for -- it's inventer, steve roberts, weren't around the country cycling, 17,000 miles across the country, filing stories for various magazines and journals he was writing for. >> so computer magazines, or bike magazine
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